The Absolon Family, Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Ruby has finally arrived! For her first week here, she spent each day at school with Rebekah, meeting all her friends and teachers. Ruby was also introduced to the only other child at school who has diabetes. Much fun and laughter was had by all.
Rebekah and Ruby have had much fun, and it is with a heavy heart that we send her on to her next family. Ruby leaves with two new badges verifying her trip to Mackay, Australia. Ruby is also wearing "Barnaby Bee" which is the Australian mascot for children with type 1 diabetes.
From Rebekah: I also practiced my injections on her about three times because Dad doesn't like teddies. I had so much fun that now I don't want to let her go. She's so soft and cute. My sisters always touched her. Barnaby was my favorite buddy. I like him so much that I really don't want to let him go. I also don't want to let Ruby go.
Rebekah Absolon, age 7, diagnosed June 2000
Rufus and Ruby, the bears with diabetes, is the creation of Carol Cramer, who owns the copyright to Rufus and Ruby. The graphics of Rufus are from Rufus Come Home, written by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Terry Ravenelli, and are used by permission of the author.
Last Updated: Monday September 22, 2003 13:40:24
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